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Aug. 31, 2020

Anthony L. Manna - Author of Loukas and the Game of Chance

Anthony L. Manna - Author of Loukas and the Game of Chance
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Dr. Anthony L. Manna is the author of Loukas and the Game of Chance. The book, crafted around an ancient folktale, is about a boy, Loukas, who is playing his flute at the seawall near his home. One day, he befriends a mysterious talking, dancing snake that rewards him with fortune and favor. 

Anthony is an award-winning children's author and retired professor of children's and adult literature, literacy education, and drama from Kent State University,

Through his many experiences and through his passion as an award-winning educator of 50 years, Dr. Manna has inspired kids and teens around the world to become confident, skilled, and happily-motivated readers and writers.

Anthony has taught in schools and universities in Turkey, Greece, Albania, and the United States, where he immersed kids, teens, and young adults in powerful multicultural books and entertaining, action-packed activities, to help them enjoy the discoveries about themselves and others that great books and their own writing can encourage them to explore.

Three insightful quotes for the reader:

  • "May courage be your compass," “May caution be your guide,” “And may good fortune be your reward.”
  • “I will accept the uncertainty of my fate and move forward with hope.”
  • “May trust light your way, " "May courage be your guide." "May victory be your reward.”

Donald Babisch (The Illustrator), is an artist and art educator focusing primarily on fiber art and mixed media. His work has been exhibited throughout the US. Donald has also taught art at all grade levels in public schools. His articles have appeared in several art education journals And he wrote and illustrated Who Is That peeking In My Windows for beginning readers.

Click here to find Loukas and the Game of Chance on Amazon.

Dr. Manna's official website & social media platforms include:


The SuccessInSight Podcast is a production of Fox Coaching, Inc. and First Story Strategies.